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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dental bills have mother worried

BY BECCY TANNER
The Wichita Eagle

Share the Season is an annual campaign that offers one-time aid to people affected by unforeseen hardships. The people are not identified to protect their privacy.

The single mother of a 15-year-old son is worried about how she will pay her monthly bills.

Lately, she's faced some hardships.

She's had tooth infections that have caused her to take time off work and be on costly antibiotics.

It will cost more than $3,600 for her to get her teeth fixed, even with dental insurance, she wrote on her application to Share the Season.

"If I could get help with this, I would not get infections," she said in an interview with The Eagle.

"There is no way I can pay for it on my own with the wages I make — and still take care of me and my son."

Send contributions to Share the Season at the Wichita Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202.

To donate online, go to www.sharetheseason.org. Donors will be listed in The Eagle; please note if you prefer to remain anonymous.

To apply for help: Download an application at www.sharetheseason.org, or pick one up at the Salvation Army, 350 N. Market, Wichita KS 67201. For more information, call 316-263-2769.

People who have donated so far include:

Mr. and Mrs. James Aaby, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Andeel, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell D. Baker, Mr. Ronald Bye, Mr. James C. Byrum, Mr. Charles Cappa, Mrs. C.Q. "Chuck" Chandler, Mr. Everett L. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Glenn, Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Gottschalk, Ms. Janette N. Grier, Ms. Marion J. Grubb, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Gustin, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh H. Harding, Mr. J. Douglas Ingrim, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Kerley, Mr. Roger J. Koeppen, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie C. Langley, Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Ledesma, Ms. Donna J. Main, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ortega, Ms. Elizabeth E. Peyser, Ms. Carol J. Pinsker, Mr. and Mrs. Earl D. Richman Trustee, Ms. Leta Sanders, Ms. Karen Sanders-West and Leta Sanders, Ms. Elfrieda Shellenberger, Ms. Aletha V. Stang, Ms. Jessie La Vaun Waymire, Ms. Nadine Williams, Ms. Marjorie A. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. George L. Womack

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